THREE has opened its doors to the Celebrity Scissorhands academy
A brand new reality event for BBC Three culminating on BBC
Children in Need night
Sarah Cawood, singer
Rowetta (Happy Monday's, X Factor), actor and TV presenter Ortis
Deeley (Kidulthood, Live & Kicking) and TV personality Darren
the battle of the blow-dry as nine celebrities cross brushes
and go head-to-head to see who can crimp their way to
the top. This year for the first time ever, amid the backstage
excitement of this year's BBC Children in Need night the
hair; make-up and wardrobe department will be in the hands
of a group of trainee celebs.
Zane will present the show from the exclusive Celebrity
Scissorhands Academy where he'll be on hand to report
any harrowing hair experiences or beautiful barnets
at the beauty boot camp.
The celebrities trainees are: 80's pop icon Steve Strange,
winner of The Apprentice Michelle Dewbury, Radio One
DJ Scott Mills, actress and Dynasty star Emma Samms,
Right Said Fred front man Richard Fairbrass, TV presenter
Lee Stafford, Britain's most creative celebrity hairdresser
is set to manage the Celebrity Scissorhands Academy - located
at the heart of BBC Television Centre - as well as train the
famous novices in all elements of hair, beauty and make-up.
Tough talking Lee is facing one of his biggest challenges
yet- he has just two weeks to turn his celebrity trainees
into a squad of professionals. Lee says, "The celebrities
will have walk the extra mile for this task - 110% of blood,
sweat and tears will be required at all times!!"
Helping Lee train the celebrities will be a top team of experts.
The Celebrity Scissorhands training team will include Ben
Cooke, the personal hairdresser of David and Victoria Beckham
and creator of the 'Pob', Stephen Glendinning whose celebrity
clients include Frank Lampard and Lisa Snowden and Elaine
Sullivan Child who specialises in hair extensions and Afro
Caribbean hair. Lee's also signed up beauty technician Janet
Ginnings, who owns an exclusive salon in Mayfair. To ensure
the smooth running of the academy is receptionist Leah Chant.
Viewers can keep up to date with all Celebrity Scissorhands
action with hour-long primetime shows and streaming on BBC
THREE, catch up programmes on BBC ONE as well as Keep Your
Hair On- a brand new children's quiz series for the CBBC Channel.
The Celebrity Scissorhands website will not only provide video
clips from the academy, but the news room will be working
around the clock to keep fans informed of the latest hair
do's and don'ts! Red button streaming will provide unprecedented
access to the Celebrity Scissorhands Academy, and a window
into the world of the celebrities and TV.
Celebrity Scissorhands features everything you would expect
to find in a hair and beauty spa including topical gossip,
makeovers and beauty tips.
During the two week lead up to the spectacular night, our
celebs' in training will be working flat out, practicing on
willing members of the public - and any passing BBC faces
- in the specially designed training academy. They'll have
a crash course in cutting and styling hair, wardrobe, and
make-up; plus weird & wonderful beauty treatments from waxing
On BBC Children In Need night, our beauty boot camp event
reaches its pinnacle with behind-the-scenes updates. We'll
nervously watch the stars taking part in one of television's
most celebrated evenings, put their style in the hands of
our practiced team novices.
Can our apprentice celebrities cut it? Or will they get the
Background on the crimpers and teasers
Actress Emma Samms is most famous for her role as Fallon
Carrington Colby in Dynasty. She then became one of the
main characters in spin off series The Colbys and starred
in the mini series Dynasty: The Reunion. Emma has had
an on/ off role on the US soap General Hospital for the
last 24 years, making her most recent appearance earlier
this year. Emma now
lives in the UK and had successful roles in BBC programmes Holby
City and Doctors.
Sarah first came into the public eye when presenting Channel
4's The Girlie Show with Sara Cox. In May 2006, Sarah
was presenting the National Lottery Jet Set when Fathers
4 Justice invaded the studio. Sarah managed to keep presenting
despite the disruption! Her other presenting credits include
MTV, Live & Kicking and Top of the Pops.
Michelle shot to national fame earlier this year when
she won the hit BBC show The Apprentice. Her sharp business
brain and the ability to cut through the hype to get to
core issues won her the respect of Sir Alan Sugar and
the entire nation.
Manchester born Rowetta began singing as a child, performing
in singing competitions before progressing to singing
in clubs professionally as a teenager. Rowetta has appeared
as a backing singer to everybody from Billy Ocean to Simply
Red. Rowetta went on to become part of the Happy Mondays
and performed with on their US and European tours. In 2004
took part in the X Factor and her enormous voice made her Simon
Cowell's favourite. After her X Factor success Rowetta went
on to release a self-titled album in 2005.
DJ Scott hosts Radio 1's popular drive time show, which
he took over in June 2004. At the tender age of 16 Scott
became the youngest radio presenter in the UK, when he
signed up to do the drive time show at Power FM in Southampton.
Scott joined Radio 1 in 1998 after a successful career
at various radio stations including London's Heart 106.2.
Welsh born Steve is famed for being a pioneer of the New
Romantic movement and has become a British cultural icon.
He recently embarked on a European tour to celebrate the
25th Anniversary of his biggest selling single, Fade to
Grey. Steve arrived in London from his native Wales in
the 1970's and soon began working for music impresario
1978 he formed the band Visage who two years later scored global
success with Fade To Grey, which reached Number One in over
13 countries. Tales of his extraordinary life were published
in his best selling autobiography, Blitzed and he was even immortalised
on stage in Boy George's successful musical, Taboo.
This multi-faceted television presenter, actor and singer
made his presenting debut on LWT. Ortis found his home
as the anchor presenter for the cable & satellite channel
Trouble where he remained for four years before joining
the BBC. Ortis is best known as one of the main presenters
on the last ever two series of the BBC's flagship Saturday
show, Live and Kicking. As an actor, Ortis appeared in the feature
2005 thriller Derailed alongside Clive Owenand Jennifer Aniston,
followed by a role in the critically acclaimed British movie Kidulthood.
The Right Said Fred frontman formed the band in 1988 with
his brother Fred and friend Rob Manzoli. In 1991, their
debut single I'm Too Sexy, remained in the Number 1 slot
for an impressive six weeks and went on to become a massive
international hit. The song reached the number one chart
position in 30 countries, including the US. Their follow
up singles included Deeply
and Don't Talk Just Kiss. The band is hugely popular in Germany,
and performed at the country's opening ceremony at this year's
World Cup. Their 2002 single You're My Mate stayed in the German
Top 100 for 23 weeks and was awarded gold status in South Africa,
where it was used as the official anthem for the South African
Rugby Team in 2002.
From a young age, Darren always knew that his heart lay
in the entertainment arena. His first rung on the show
business ladder was as a Red Coat at Butlins holiday camp.
Over the years, his television career has run in tandem
with a successful stage career, his small screen presenting
credits include the popular ITV1
series' Don't Try This At Home and You Bet. Darren has appeared
in numerous West End musicals over the years including Joseph
and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and The Rocky Horror
Show. In recent years Darren has veered toward more dramatic
roles including a guest lead in BBC1's Doctors, and in the
stage version of the popular 60's movie, Alfie.
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